This is a video of Polish stunt pilot Lukasz Czepiela landing a specially modified plane (total weight reduced to 940 pounds, main fuel tank moved to rear for harder braking, plus nitrous added for taking off again) on the 87-foot diameter helipad atop the 56-story Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel
Because there’s always a learning curve, this is a video of a married couple on a tropical vacation taken from the drone the husband is learning to fly when he almost steers the thing right into their faces. I like how his wife leans out of the way, but pops
This is a video of athlete Eugen Enin performing an incredibly long railgrind (the sharp curve at the end is most impressive) while wearing a pair of Red Lava Grindshoes from Epic Grindshoes. He makes it look easy. Me? A friend of a friend in high school allegedly saw a
Because who needs wind, this is a video of kite-flier Spence “Watty” Watson flying a custom kite he built for the indoor audience at the recent 2023 South Padre Island Kite Fest in Texas. How do you fly a kite indoors with no wind? You run around, because you are
This is a video of chocolatier Amaury Guichon (previously) attempting his most ambitious chocolate sculpture to date: a massive 8-foot, 550 pound velociraptor made entirely from chocolate (no armature or anything). Damn! Amaury says the whole process took about 10 days, and he’s very pleased with the result. I am
This is a 60-second documentary highlighting the life and oral skills of Dutch master whistler Geert Chatrou, who, in addition to reminding me of Walter from The Big Lebowski), has won the World Whistling Championship three times. The professional whistler (he’s makes a living whistling) now displays his skills during
This is a video from WIRED highlighting the life and skills of Josh Jacobs, a man who’s taken Slinky manipulation to the next level. Some of the tricks he’s able to perform with a Slinky are most impressive. Me? I have no interest in manipulating Slinkys, only friends and coworkers.
This is a video of an orthopedic surgeon removing an intramedullary rod (a rod inserted into the medullary cavity of a bone to treat fractures in long bones) from a patient’s femur, swinging a hammer at the thing like he’s trying to take down the wall separating the kitchen from